Joe Calgaro Named PD Of WHQG
August 10, 2012 at 12:51 PM (PT)
Longtime WISCONSIN programmer, JOE CALGARO, joins SAGA COMMUNICATIONS as PD of WHQG (THE HOG)/MILWAUKEE. CALGARO fills the seat vacated by KEITH HASTINGS. CALGARO has spent his career in the MIDWEST and rock radio with the last fourteen years programming heritage rock station, WAPL/APPLETON.
GM ANNMARIE TOPEL stated, "We talked with many impressive candidates, but JOE was the best fit. His work ethic, values, creative and analytical abilities, and understanding of the goals of the station made him the clear choice. We are thrilled to have JOE on board and look forward to him taking THE HOG to the next level."
SAGA EVP and Group PD STEVE GOLDSTEIN said, "JOE brings a vast knowledge of the format with a great balance of art and science -- he’s got a left brain and a right brain."
CALGARO commented, "It is with both a great deal of excitement and humility that I join the amazing team at SAGA COMMUNICATIONS in MILWAUKEE. There is no replacing a leader with the talent and vision of KEITH HASTINGS. He and his team have created a brand at THE HOG that sets the standard for rock radio. I look forward to the challenge of continuing and building upon that winning tradition."
In addition to programming THE HOG, CALGARO will continue to be the voice of the legendary GREEN BAY PACKERS providing in-stadium announcing at every home game.